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Happy January 2nd!

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I just can’t wait another year to post these vintage New Year greeting postcards from Russia – so here is a dose of cuteness for the second day of 2015!  Believe all are by the artist, Vladimir Zarubin.

It’s not exactly a resolution – but for 2015 I do hope to get back to more regular posts here on AlpineStyle56.  I will likely take a “less is more” approach with shorter image-based posts to maintain frequency.

Wishing everyone all the best for the fresh new year!

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Merry Christmas!

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I hope Santa was good to you and your Christmas day includes some ski time!

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Vladimir Zarubin: Woodland Olympics

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It seems only appropriate to share artist Vladimir Zarubin’s Olympic illustrations on the eve of the 22nd Winter Games kicking off in his native Russia.  These retro new year’s postcards are believed to be from the mid-1980’s.

Wishing all athletes the best of luck with their pursuits and dreams. . .

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It’s 2014: All the Best to You!

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I have been excited to share these images since I found them earlier this year – 1960’s New Year postcards by Russian artist, Vladimir Zarubin.  I am totally smitten with Zarubin’s delightful images of sweet and adorable animals and children set in nature.

Zarubin was a commercial artist and animator but master of the postcard – leaving behind a large catalog of joyful images such as these.  Postcards and greeting cards carried significant social and cultural importance throughout the 20th century in Russia – often a gift in and of itself, cards were saved for recollection or fabricated into items, such as keepsake boxes or decorative balls.

Wishing everyone all the best for this new year!

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Happy New Year: Vintage Postcards

I love the idea of sending wishes for the new year via post.  It is a greeting that is universal, optimistic and has longevity – an entire year!  Though not nearly as popular a practice in the U.S. as sending Christmas cards – the new year’s card seems to be a well-established tradition internationally.  Here are ski-themed vintage postcards from Russia, Germany and the Netherlands.

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